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Software Solutions for Business: Inclusive Skills

Software Solutions for Business: Inclusive Skills

This Competition assesses the skills and abilities of competitors using Microsoft software. 

The Inclusive Skills competitions have been created to showcase the skills of students of learning difficulties and build links between further education colleges (specialist and mainstream), work-based learning providers and employers across the country.


WorldSkills UK: Inclusive Skills, IT Software Solutions for Business Competitions focus on all the essential requirements for embarking on a career working with Microsoft software in the IT department of any organisation.

This Competition tests competitors’ knowledge of Microsoft Office software - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook during the regional qualifiers and the full Microsoft Office suite in the National Final.

Competitors will be inputting, manipulating, outputting and presenting information and will need to demonstrate:

  • accuracy
  • knowledge
  • time management skills

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • Competitors must be familiar with all the core competences listed and must be working towards a Level 1 qualification or have achieved it within 6 months of the competition registration opening on 1st March 2019
  • Competitors must be at least 16 years of age
  • Competitors must have a statement of support that outlines any individual needs of the learner within the competition and the level they are currently working at - i.e.: support with communication etc
  • A maximum of up to 3 registrations per campus and up to 6 registrants per organisation can enter

How you can take part

  1. Register online to enter this competition from 2 March to 2 April 2020
  2. Registered applicants will be required to participate in heats across the country. Heats will assess applicants on Core Competencies (see below)
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results of the Heats and the finalists will be notified by July 2020
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2020 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE

Where you can take part


North East 

Venue Town/City Region Date
Bridgend College Bridgend Wales 12/05/2020
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire Nuneaton East Midlands 15/05/2020
New College Stamford Stamford East England  22/05/2020
North Regional College  NewtonAbbey  Northern Ireland  28/05/2020
New College Lanarkshire Motherwell Scotland 28/05/2020
Walsall College Wallsall West Midlands  30/05/2020
New College Durham  Durham  03/06/2020 03/06/2020
Edinburgh College  Edinburgh Scotland  05/06/2020
Bradford College Bradford Yorkshire and Humberside 10/06/2020
Cardiff and Vale College  Cardiff  Wales  17/06/2020
Bedford College  Bedford East  19/06/2020
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London  London London  23/06/2020
NESCOT Epsom South East  25/06/2020

Useful information

Please see below to download material in order to help candidates prepare for the competition.